Interview with Riccardo Dalisi




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Published on Aug 31, 2012


This video belongs to the collection of interviews conducted by Alessandro Guerriero for NABANEXT: a platform that promotes the greatest Italian designers, linking their different approaches to the world of Design, Fashion and Art, in order to constitute a unique path and yet to be explored.

Riccardo Dalisi

Finished studying architecture at Naples University in 1957, where he himself would become a professor of architecture. In the late1960s Riccardo Dalisi was a leading exponent of the anti-design faction in Italy, which called for appreciation of the creative aptitude of all individuals and decried consumerist thinking. The exponents of anti-design criticised dependence on the idea that progress was always good and the need for advanced technology to manufacture utilitarian objects. In Italy numerous designers joined radical design groups such as Archizoom, Superstudio, Gruppo Strum, UFO, and 9999. By 1975, however, the group had disbanded. Some of its members would become leading exponents of Postmodernism in the late 1970s and the 1980s. Riccardo Dalisi was a co-founder of Global Tools and became one of the most influential advocates of anti-design. Riccardo Dalisi expressed his ideas and theories in several books on the subject, including "L'Architettura della Imprevedibilità" (Unforeseeable Architecture, 1969) and "Architettura d'Animazione" (Architecture of the Soul, 1974). As a designer Riccardo Dalisi worked for distinguished firms, including Zanotta, Alessi ("Caffettiera napoletana", 1979), Fiat, WMF, Rosenthal, and Bisazza. www.riccardodalisi.com

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